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Excellent question because the difference between these two king moves is actually quite subtle! In general you're completely correct that moving the king two diagonal squares away from it ensures the king will be safe from the knight. However in this position, we know the knight is already headed to g4 to defend h2, so we shouldn't be afraid of the knight ...


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It's hard to explain why Stockfish goes for such a big advantage to White despite the fact of there being no direct winning continuation (according to Stockfish, White has several different moves and plans that keep the advantage). Anyway it doesn't matter much whether the position is +3, +5, +7 or forced mate in 23. A human can figure out that this position ...


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I'm a beginner so take everything I say with a grain of salt. Here is what I see. The difference in quality of the pieces does really stand out. White wide open bishops on the long diagonals dominant center control with solid pawn structure good prospects for the knight can easily castle and create an attack by pushing the already advanced pawns Black ...


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The main approach seems to be: [FEN "r3k1nr/pppqn2p/5p2/b5p1/3PP3/1BP2QBP/PP1N2P1/R3K2R w KQkq - 3 14"] 1. Nc4 Bb6 2. Ne5 fxe5 (2... Qd6 3. Nf7 Qc6 4. O-O f5 5. Nxh8 O-O-O 6. Nf7 Rf8 7. Nxg5 Nf6 8. Rae1 a5 9. exf5 Qxf3 10. Rxf3) 3. Bf7+ Kd8 4. Bxe5 Nh6 5. Bxh8 Nxf7 6. Qxf7 Qe8 7. Qxh7 At the end, White has the following major advantages: Up a ...


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This isn't really an answer except to say that the question might be wrong. This appears to be allowed as indicated here. But anyway just in case NoseKnowsAll from here has already given an answer and it seems to be the same as 1 of the analyses I ran just now. My opinion: Don't overthink this. Just downvote the puzzle and move on. I have 2 reasons why Even ...


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